| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The five candidates for Annapolis mayor made a final appeal to voters during a forum in Easport Thursday night, five days before Tuesday's primary election.
During a quick-moving, hour-long forum moderated by Vic Pascoe of the Eastport Civic...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:14 PM
For years archaeologists and New Mexico tour guides talked about the mysterious, sudden “disappearance” of the Anasazi Indians, the people who built magnificent cliff dwellings in the Southwestern United States. That kind of talk irritated...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Hydroelectric dams may be known as a relatively clean and low-cost energy source, but a new study says that the sediment trapped behind them makes them hot spots for greenhouse gas emissions.
A team of European scientists found that methane, which is...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Ginkgo and silver maple, yes. Norway spruce and American linden, no.
Those are among the answers the Chicago Botanic Garden came up with recently when it wondered, through the mechanism of a scientific study, which of its trees will do best under global...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:22 AM
When food writer Diane Stoneback found out she couldn't eat bugs because she has a seafood allergy, the gauntlet was thrown to me. (You can imagine how disappointed she was.) So my son and I headed to Da Vinci Science Center Saturday to see world-renowned...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:50 AM
The world throws away one-third of food produced yearly, making food waste the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions behind those produced by the U.S. and China, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Re. "Commentary: Outsourcing trash collection would save $17MI read the commentary by Mayor Keith Curry and Councilman Michael Henn Sunday morning and feel compelled to vehemently disagree with their views.
Newport Beach spends money on frivolous "pet...
| Sep 8, 2013
It was bloodless boxing, and even sparring with ideas instead of jabs, the free-market apostles of the University of Chicago didn't pull punches. Ronald Coase, the soft-spoken challenger taking on 20 heavyweights that evening, would recall it as "very...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:09 PM
The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women.
Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:21 PM
I found a pretty good spot to take some photos of a yacht in Newport Harbor that some people say is too big for its britches.
The yacht, known as the Invictus and owned by billionaire Rick Caruso, stretches out an impressive 216 feet from dawn to dusk,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:58 AM
We live at the Huntington Landmark. We love the landscaping, especially the flowering trees and bushes. We even love the bees.
The bees are here at Landmark because of all the plants and flowers, many of which would not exist without the bees. The bees...